Narratives in and around Organizations

Academic Study Board for Information and Communication Studies

Teaching language: English
EKA: H800001202
Assessment: Second examiner: Internal
Grading: 7-point grading scale
Offered in: Kolding
Offered in: Summer school (autumn)
Level: Bachelor

Course ID: H800001201
ECTS value: 5

Date of Approval: 20-03-2018


Duration: Intensive course

Version: Archive

Course ID

H800001201

ECTS value

5

Course Title

Narratives in and around Organizations

Number of lessons

52 hours per semester

Course Responsible

Name Email Department
Marianne Ankjær marianne@sdu.dk

Teachers

Name Email Department City
Cindie Aaen Maagaard cindiem@sdu.dk
Klarissa Lueg klueg@sdu.dk
Marianne Wolff Lundholt malu@sdu.dk
Per Krogh Hansen pkha@sdu.dk

Overall description learning objectives

Teaching is organized to focus on key learning objectives for students as indicated below. This is supported by the chosen method of assessment to promote and test students’ knowledge and skills in the following areas:

Learnings objectives - Knowledge

On completion of the course students should posses knowledge about:

  • Central theories and concepts within organizational communication
  • Central theories and concepts within narratives from the perspective of an organization
  • Models and concepts for the analysis of narratives and counter-narratives
  • The internal and external use of narratives and counter-narratives (in crisis communication, stakeholder communication, management communication and intercultural communication)

Learning objectives - Skills

Students are able to:
  • Discuss, analyze and assess narratives and counter-narratives in an organization’s internal and external communication

Learning objectives - Competences

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Content

The course is designed around the teachers’ inter-disciplinary case work with narratives in and around organizations. Narratives in and around organizations is a field which has attracted increased attention from practitioners and researchers. It is becoming more common that practitioners use narratives in connection with traditional internal and external communication tasks in organizations. In research different traditions and methods are used.
Based on a general introduction to central theories and concepts within organizational communication and narratives, the course provides a scientific and research-based introduction to narratives and their use in organizations. The course will pay specific attention to the concept of counter-narratives and their emergence, functions and materiality within an organizational context.
The course will be taught in English.

Forms of instruction and work

Teaching must be organised in such a way as to support the humanities model for active learning and activating teaching, cf. section Didactic, pedagogical basis and contact to research environment in the curriculum. The teacher must inform students about how study activities are organised on commencement of teaching.

Teaching language

English

Examination regulations

Examination requirements

Name

Examination requirements

Timing

Exact time for examination will be announced at a later time.

Tests

Exam

EKA

H800001202

Name

Exam

Description

One week homework assignment

Form of examination

Home assignment

Assessment

Second examiner: Internal

Grading

7-point grading scale

Identification

Student Identification Card - Exam number

Language

Danish, English

Duration

1 week

Length

1 student max. 11 standard pages; 2 and 3 students max. 10 standard pages. All page numbers exclude cover page, table of contents, bibliography and appendices.

Assignment handover

The assignment will be uploaded on Blackboard.

Assignment handin

Submission on Blackboard required.

ECTS value

5

Additional information

Taking into account the method of assessment, emphasis will be placed on the extent to which student performance meets the described objectives as well as on the degree to which students have achieved the general skills objectives set out in Section 2, in particular nos. 2 – 6 og 7, which the course particularly underpins. Grades are awarded according to the degree of fulfilment of the description of objectives as set out in the Grading Scale Order.

Multiple students can contribute to the assignment: Yes. Max. 3 students. The contribution of each student must be clear in order to allow individual assessment

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Further information

Special program in August – 20-29 August

NOTE: THIS COURSE IS ONLY RUN IF A MINIMUM OF 25 STUDENTS HAVE SIGNED UP FOR THE COURSE

Courses offered

Period Offer type Profile Programme Semester

Programmes the course description is part of

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